4th National Acid Sulfate Soil Conference

Conference welcome

Southern Cross University's, world-class research centre, Southern Cross GeoScience is pleased to announce that the 4th National Acid Sulfate Soil Conference will be held on 20-21 May, 2014 in Perth. This conference follows on from the success of the 3rd National Acid Sulfate Soil Conference which Southern Cross GeoScience hosted during March, 2012 in Melbourne.

The conference aims to bring stakeholders together to exchange ideas and learn from each other. And there is great value in sharing our experiences.

Delegates to Melbourne told us they valued the diversity of presentations included in the conference program. That, in a short period of time they were able to access the most recent developments across a range of related disciplines. The conference program for the 4th National Acid Sulfate Soil Conference will offer delegates updates on the latest scientific discoveries, new and emerging technologies, overviews of regulatory and policy frameworks and information on the latest assessment techniques.

The conference also provides a valuable networking opportunity for the many hundreds of working professionals in both the private and public sector, who are involved with managing acid sulfate soils. Panel sessions with industry experts offer a live Question & Answer style discussion on emerging topics of the day, and a range of associated social activities will keep conference delegates entertained.

Delegates left the 3rd conference in Melbourne with one message - don't wait too long before holding another one.

Hope you can join us in Perth, to do it all again.


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3rd National Acid Sulfate Soil Conference website

Visit the archived 3rd National Acid Sulfate Soil Conference website to view the past program, abstracts, selected presentations/posters and photographs.

Conference hosts

Southern Cross GeoScience is a Special Research Centre of Southern Cross University, dedicated to improving our understanding and management of the natural environment. Founded by Professor Leigh Sullivan and Professor Richard Bush, the Centre conducts both fundamental and applied research, which spans from the molecular level to the management of broad scale landscapes. Southern Cross University has been awarded the highest ranking of 5 for "outstanding performance well above world standard" in the field of geochemistry, by the Australian Research Council in both 2010 and 2012.

The Centre also has a strong focus on education and training, including undergraduate and postgraduate opportunities as well as professional short courses for external clients. Hosting the 3rd and 4th National Acid Sulfate Soil Conference builds upon Southern Cross GeoScience's role as an information provider and demonstrates its commitment to building the capacity of stakeholders involved with acid sulfate soils.

For further information on Southern Cross GeoScience visit www.scu.edu.au/geoscience

Conference partners

Southern Cross GeoScience is pleased to partner with the WA Department of Environment and Regulation in holding the 4th National Acid Sulfate Soil Conference. The newly formed Department, which encompasses the Acid Sulfate Soil section of the previous Department of Environment and Conservation's Contaminated Sites Branch, play a leading role in managing the state's acid sulfate soils.

For further information on the Department of Environment and Regulation visit www.der.wa.gov.au

Conference aim

The multi-disciplinary conference is set to attract a wide range of stakeholders, and the focus will be on providing current information, exchanging experiences and creating opportunities for discussion, debate and networking. The conference's overall aim is to facilitate information exchange between stakeholders currently involved with acid sulfate soils.

Key dates

  • September, 2013 - Registrations open
  • 4th Nov, 2013 - Call for papers open
  • 7th Feb, 2014 - Call for papers close
  • Week starting 10th March, 2014 - Successful presenters notified
  • 28th March, 2014 - Early bird registrations close

For further information or to be placed on the conference mail list contact chrisy.clay@scu.edu.au

Please check back regularly for further conference updates.

Updated: 03 December 2014